Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado
2016 · Williamstown, Massachusetts
by Loughman, Thomas J. et al.
Williamstown, Massachusetts: The Clark Institute / Yale University Press, 2016. Hardcover. VG-/VG- moderate bumping to bottom corner of book and dj.. Color pictorial boards, with navy dust jacket with diecut rectangle along spine, 207 pp., color and BW illus. "Highlights sensual paintings from the Spanish royal collections of the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. Many of the featured artists were court painters under sovereigns whose tastes influenced the art world of the 16th and 17th centuries. The superb selection of twenty-eight paintings includes works by Jan Breughel, Guercino, Peter Paul Rubens, Titian, and Diego Velázquez. Included is Titian's Reclining Venus with Cupid and a Musician, probably painted by the artist for Charles V, and several works by Rubens, who painted a considerable number of works for the Spanish court." (publisher) With essays by Javier Portús and Jill Burke. (Inventory #: 163469)